Manning fans demonstrate as verdict nears

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted to a security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, after the third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are demonstrating at Fort Meade as a military judge prepares to deliver her verdict in his court-martial.

About two dozen people wearing "truth" t-shirts waved signs Tuesday morning outside the Army installation near Baltimore. They proclaimed their admiration for the former intelligence analyst who sent reams of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Twenty-three-year-old Joel Greenfield of Arcadia, Calif., says Manning exposed the truth about military and diplomatic wrongdoing and is now paying the price for it.

Manning could get life plus 154 years in prison if convicted of aiding the enemy and 20 other charges.

Forty-three-year-old Barbara Bridges of Baltimore says Manning gave people the information they need to hold their government accountable.

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